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High Intensity Workout Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High Intensity Workout.

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The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

No Pain = BIG Gain

We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.    For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int...  Read more

Burn 20% More Calories with This Walking Technique

Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b...  Read more

8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko...  Read more

8 Ways to Speed Up Workout Recovery

When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.  But whether you’re training for a specific even...  Read more

Propel zero calorie workout water for a drink alt?
Updated 7/28/2015 1:34:23 PM

I gave up soft drinks a couple years ago, I was drinking diet cola. I went to flavored water and now started drinking Propel zero calorie workout water. I just wonder how good Propel add's up to other drinks? And if it's a good choice for weight loss...  Read more

Emotional during workout
Updated 7/30/2015 3:23:56 PM

Hi, I started a fitness class recently. It seems like a good class; it's challenging, but the leaders are very encouraging and are good at modifying the exercises for people beginners, like me. Today was the 3rd class.I was having an "off day" a...  Read more

Ugh I am half way done with my workout.....still w
Updated 7/27/2015 5:51:25 PM

Ugh I am half way done with my workout.....still walking and it is so hot. Had to wear a thicker tee because dumb dumb, me, forgot a bra. The heat and humidity, plus the tee, plus the no bra makes this difficult lol....  Read more

Can anyone suggest pre and post workout meals, I'm
Updated 7/29/2015 11:51:00 AM

Can anyone suggest pre and post workout meals, I'm stuck after 20lbs gone I feel like I'm gaining but scale says no...  Read more

How do you find a workout buddy? I've been trying
Updated 7/24/2015 7:33:01 PM

How do you find a workout buddy? I've been trying for years just for the challenging each other part, as well as being there for each other in person too. Every one I know that I've asked are negative or flakes. I work out alone but I'd like ......  Read more

Old School: Jumping Jacks!

Short bursts of exercise count! Start with 15, 30, or 1 min of jumping jacks 3-4 times a day. Once you can do one interval without dying, go to the next! Seems like child's play, but it's a great high intensity workout....  Read more

Try Plyometrics for Killer Cardio Workout

My gym offers a class based on just doing plyometrics; short/high intensity intervals of running, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lounges...you name it. For 50 minutes our heart rate is HIGH. Though it is a TOUGH workout and sometimes hard to keep...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

Gear Up: SparkPeople's Cardio Blast Workout DVD

I believe that fitness should be fun, accessible and affordable. That's why I've created more than three dozen free online workout videos for SparkPeople. Lately, I've been branching out to create new workouts that you can buy on DVD at The SparkPeo...  Read more

Is Exercise a Metabolism Booster? Maybe Not.

Does regular exercise help you burn more fat, even hours after your workout is over? Although a metabolism boost is touted as one of the benefits of physical activity, a new report says that exercisers won't burn more fat after a workout compared to...  Read more